Wildly successful people focus on their goals every single day, 365 days each year.
A real sense of fulfillment comes with identifying what you want, then focusing on it every single day until you have it. This is true regardless of what your specific goals are or what “success” means to you.
Still, many people set goals on January 1st. Some common choices are becoming healthier, becoming more organized, or living a more adventurous life.
What goals will you be working towards in this new year?
It’s ALWAYS a good idea to reflect on your goals, so you can regularly make sure you’re heading directly towards them.
These 3 steps to achieve your new year’s resolutions will ensure consistent success, whether you’re a year-round goal-setter or a “New Year, new you” type of person:
1. Manage your expectations.
It’s been said that less than 10% of people actually accomplish their New Years Resolutions.
Still, we often set very strict and rigid expectations in place, only to lose steam or quit entirely when our progress slips even the slightest bit.
If you’re often hard on yourself, lighten up a bit by managing your expectations.
Change doesn’t happen in an instant. It requires consistently focused actions over a long period of time – throughout this entire new year and every year that follows.
Rather than setting yourself up for a sprint in January, break your big goals down into small, incremental steps. Be willing to adjust rather than quitting when challenges come up. Moving through failure is an important part of accomplishing your goals.
Accepting that your growth is a life-long process will set you up very well for the long haul.
2. Clarify what you want and WHY you want it.
This is important.
What is your goal? Why is that important to you? How will you know that you’ve succeeded? What will you feel?
Not only does understanding your intention keep you motivated, but it also helps you set more deeply satisfying and realistic goals for yourself.
Let’s take getting healthy, for example. Do you want to lose weight and feel lighter? Is feeling at home in your body the priority? Or, is there something specific you want to achieve through improving your health – like living a longer life or being in a more loving relationship?
Each of these versions of “becoming healthier” come with completely different action plans.
Identifying exactly what you want and why that’s important to you can keep you focused while helping you identify the most direct route to truly fulfilling success.
3. Get support.
We do not create long-lasting results for ourselves in a vacuum, despite the fact that we often value our independence highly in our society. This point of view can keep us disconnected from each other.
Going it alone ensures that our results will come much slower and more painfully than they would have, had we provided ourselves with the proper support.
It’s essential to consult with loved ones, mentors, and specialists when the way forward doesn’t look clear. You WILL encounter obstacles while making changes in your life. Enlist people you trust who can support you when that happens.
When you set goals and move towards them every single day, nothing will be out of your reach.
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Have a fantastic year.